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By Noah Horowitz

Artwork this day is outlined by way of its dating to funds as by no means earlier than. costs were pushed to extraordinary heights, traditional obstacles in the artwork international have collapsed, and artists imagine ever extra strategically approximately how one can enhance their careers. artwork isn't any longer easily made, yet packaged, bought, and branded. In Art of the Deal, Noah Horowitz exposes the interior workings of the modern artwork marketplace, explaining how this detailed economic climate got here to be, the way it works, and the place it's headed.

In a brand new postscript, Horowitz displays at the evolution of the exchange because the book's unique liberate in 2011, shining gentle at the market's persisted ascent in addition to its so much pressing demanding situations.

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Newly issued bonds, therefore, pay only $40/year. If you wanted to sell your 5% bond in the secondary market, you would sell for more than $1,000—the drop in 18 From the Library of Skyla Walker BASICS OF BOND INVESTMENTS interest rates earned you a profit. The fair price for your bond would be the price where the value of the higher interest payment ($50/year from your bond versus $40/year from new bonds) is offset by the loss in value between now, when your old bond is worth more than $1,000, to maturity when it will be worth exactly $1,000.

When you buy a bond, your future profits are fixed. However, thanks to inflation, your income needs will rise during the period of time you hold your bonds. The challenge is to put together an investment program where your returns will be high enough to meet your current needs and to increase over time to help you keep up with inflation. Unless you have saved far more than most, it is impossible to meet both of these goals over a term of 20 years or more with only individual bonds. If you hold a long-term bond that pays 6% per year interest at a time when inflation is running only 3% per year, you might feel in good shape.

Most of the time, the best balance between interest rate risk and reward (in the form of interest income) for individual investors is with intermediate-term bonds maturing in seven to ten years, assuming that you are confident that the issuer of your bonds will be around that long. Unfortunately, during 2009–2010, investors cannot neglect the risk of issuer bankruptcy, particularly in high-risk industries such as financial services. That argues for buying corporate bonds that mature in one or two years in any potentially vulnerable company.

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